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Suspicious Incident Being Investigated by Police

UPDATE, November 19, 2018: On Thursday, November 15, 2018, police investigated a report of a suspicious incident involving an unidentified driver and a 12 year-old girl who was walking to school.  Since then, investigators have identified the driver of the vehicle and determined there was no threat to the general public during this incident.

The Police Department stressed that while there was no danger to any member of the public, child safety is a high priority. Parents should review stranger danger practices with their children. Children should be instructed that when approached by a stranger they should run to a familiar house or to school and get help immediately. The police should then be called as soon as possible.

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FRIDAY, November 16, 2018 On Thursday, November 15, 2018, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a 12-year-old girl was walking near the intersection of Brookbank Road and 62nd Place. The driver of a maroon, 4-door vehicle with a hatchback stopped and asked her if she was walking to school or taking the bus. He then asked if she needed a ride. The girl refused the ride. The driver never exited his vehicle and left the area traveling south on Brookbank Road.

The driver was described as being an African-American man, with a shaved head, approximately 45-50 years of age, wearing a gray shirt. Patrols have been increased in the area.

The Police Department would like to remind parents to review stranger danger practices with their children. Children should be instructed that when approached by a stranger they should run to a familiar house or to school and get help immediately. The police should then be called as soon as possible.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the Police Department at (630) 434-5600.